Husky Energy Inc. will take “learnings gained” through implementing work from home strategies for the vast majority of its office staff during the COVID-19 crisis and could apply them sometime down the road, says the company’s top executive.
April 30, 2020, 12 AM MDT
In response to the continued deterioration of industry conditions since March 27, 2020, Calfrac Well Services Ltd. has implemented further reductions to the number of staffed fleets capable of being deployed in its North American operations, which have decreased from 19 as of Feb. 29, 2020 to five fleets at present.
April 29, 2020, 3:34 AM MDT
It was a short and not very sweet annual meeting Tuesday for Calgary-based Wesern Energy Services Corp., held in a virtual formal, given the COVID-19 requirements limiting large gatherings.
April 29, 2020, 7:07 AM MDT
Yangarra Resources Ltd. will qualify for 75 per cent wage coverage from the federal government due to the significant reduction in revenue from 2019.
April 29, 2020, 3:53 PM MDT
Journey Energy Inc. has shut-in approximately 1,500 boe/d (73 per cent oil and NGL) of its production effective the first week of April.
April 27, 2020, 7:46 PM MDT
April 24, 2020, 7:19 AM MDT
Given just how recently COVID-19 and collapsing oil prices hit Canada’s energy sector, an accurate reflection of the total layoffs likely will not be known for at least a couple months, says Carol Howes.
April 22, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Workers at the Kearl Lake oilsands mine this week are being tested for COVID-19 following the confirmation of 20 cases associated with the work camp, Alberta’s chief public health officer said Tuesday.
April 22, 2020, 7:29 AM MDT
This is the second part of a three-part series examining OFS workforce issues. Part 1 is available here.
April 21, 2020, 6 AM MDT
Perhaps the greatest risk for Canada’s oilfield services from COVID-19 and low global oil prices is the permanent departure of workers from an energy sector that had already lost multitudes in recent years, says Mark Scholz.
April 20, 2020, 6 AM MDT
In anticipation of the expected decline in activity levels, Cathedral Energy Services Ltd.’s management team has implement the following cost cutting initiatives:
April 20, 2020, 5:31 AM MDT
As workplace infections spread in Alberta, the Alberta Federation of Labour has called on the Alberta government to reassess its approach to keeping workers and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 17, 2020, 9:35 AM MDT
Surge Energy Inc. is suspending its dividend (approximately $33.5 million in annualized savings when combined with the previously announced March 9 dividend reduction) until such time as management and board see a sustainable recovery in world crude oil prices.
April 15, 2020, 12 AM MDT
April 15, 2020, 8:13 AM MDT
Surviving and adapting to new challenges, crises and realities is nothing new for oil and gas companies operating in Canada.
April 13, 2020, 7:44 AM MDT
Alberta companies are finding ways to protect their workers from COVID-19 at facilities and camp and construction sites while continuing to operate, a webinar organized by the Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR) heard Wednesday.
April 9, 2020, 11 AM MDT
Pay cuts and rollbacks in salaries are becoming more prominent across organizations as COVID-19 and the Saudi-Russia price war continues to disrupt the industry.
April 8, 2020, 2:35 PM MDT
April 6, 2020, 10:51 AM MDT
Responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are causing major changes for post-secondary institutions, including those offering training and programs relevant to the oil and gas sector.
April 3, 2020, 7:34 AM MDT
April 2, 2020, 8:28 AM MDT
The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) is applauding the Government of Canada for a wage subsidy announcement the association says will help oilfield service companies keep Canadians employed through the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 31, 2020, 11:05 AM MDT
For those used to an office setting, working from home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brings a whole new set of challenges, including difficulties separating work life from home life.
March 25, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Work is continuing on both the Coastal GasLink pipeline project and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion with extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of employees amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 25, 2020, 9:27 AM MDT
March 25, 2020, 8:25 AM MDT
Precision Drilling Corporation is reducing its 2020 capital spending plan by roughly 50 per cent to $48 million in response to less expected demand as customers reduce spending due to lower-than-anticipated commodity prices, with further adjustments throughout the year depending on activity levels.
March 24, 2020, 7:40 AM MDT